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Winter Warmer - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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85
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-18-2006)
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12 oz. bottle poured into nonic
(329 14 printed on bottle -- Nov. 25, 2014 bottled, I'm assuming)

L: deep, dark red but clear ... in fact, it's almost lager-like clear, very striking up to the light; looks dark brown with no light, but you can still see the clarity at the edges; just a little more than a skin of a head, very thin, 1/8-inch tops, tan; keeps a decent collar; no stick or lace

S: standard porter notes of dark roasted malt, a bit of charred wood, prunes and figs; sweeter than the taste

T: roasted malt pops with a sweetness and woodiness ... a lightly charred oak, not full-on burnt; a twinge of alcohol flavor -- something is catching the sweetness, holding it and killing it on the back end, and it's not all burnt malt/charred wood; maybe a pinch of semi-sweet chocolate; the charred oak wood note dominates all others

F: very thin for what tastes like a porter/stout

O: if Rahr labelled this a "porter," I wouldn't know enough to say different; very thin mouthfeel, standard taste and smell notes of roasted/charred malt, subdued sweetness, subdued hop profile, none of the spices you run into in many American-made winter warmers ... the 8.5% ABV is the only tip here that this isn't a simple porter; frankly, I love it because it's one of the easiest drinking higher ABV beers I've run across. fans of the big spicy, robust winter warmer might frown on this lighter take on the style.

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +28.3%

12 oz bottle was bottled October 11, 2014. This beer is very well balanced, but in my opinion must be enjoyed at 60-65 degrees. Pours a beautiful beige thick 2 finger head that stays for a while and dissipates into a thin film . Dark black cherry color that shows some light through, but appears to have no sediment. Smells of roasted chocolate and German style malts. Taste at slightly over 60 degrees: Chocolate, dark ripe fruit, very subtle English hop twang. Tastes thin and watery at fridge temp, but full flavored, rich, and creamy at (Texas) room temperature (60-65) - 8.5% ABV is barely noticeable. Just enough carbonation. Overall delicious English style dark winter warmer from Rahr & Sons Brewery.

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Winter Warmer from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.